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Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should give it a try. It may cause fussiness and/ or gassiness in your baby but everyone is different. Dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate. It's full of antioxidants that help prevent cancer and heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Why does everyone tells me that I should not eat chocolate because I am breastfeeding, baby is 3 weeks. Why not?

Why does everyone tells me that I should not eat chocolate because I am breastfeeding, baby is 3 weeks. Why not?

Let me explain: Some babies are sensitive to certain foods in a nursing mother's diet. And since food allergies can run in families, it makes sense to avoid foods that you or the baby's father are allergic to. But there is no evidence that all babies react poorly to certain foods. Each baby is different, and a food that bothers one may not bother another. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and cannot stop eating! especially naughty foods like chocolate! why is this. I am a healthy weight and exercise?

Chocolate : Is not "naughty". The chocolate bean is bitter and it is the addition of large amounts of sugar that gives it its flavor and its addictive properties. Dr yudkin, a london professor did research on sugar and wrote a book "sweet and dangerous" in 1973. He showed that sugar was the cause of cardiovascular disease and it was forgotten. I am only too well aware of the extent of health loss from this. ...Read more

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Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

No: You can literally eat or drink anything (except alcohol) without concerns. Breast feeding moms have no restrictions on diet. ...Read more

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What can I eat while breastfeeding daily?

What can I eat while breastfeeding daily?

Healthy foods: Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, good sources of protein including dairy and milk if able. Also need complex carbohydrates like grains, rice, etc. Avoid spicy, fatty, fried foods and refined sugar. Drink pleanty of water and fluids. Continue taking your prenatal vitamins daily. ...Read more

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Tell me what to eat when you are breastfeeding?

Tell me what to eat when you are breastfeeding?

Nursing mother: During breast feeding you have to eat a well balanced diet, which it should have proteins, fat, carbohydrates, minnerals and vitamines, drink a lot of water, fluids, and milk. ...Read more